• Aboard Texas State Railroad
Texas State RailroadEvents

Locomotive Ride-Along

Advanced Reservations Required

Rub Elbows with the Engineer and Conductor for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Read More
Palestine Texas Tour Dogwoods

Dogwood Days Brunch Train

Sunday, March 22

On Sunday March 22, passengers aboard Texas State Railroad will savor the flavor, and the sights, of east Texas. Expand all of your senses with a scrumptious 3-course meal and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show.

Read More

Easter Egg Express

Saturday, April 4 and 11

BIG Bunny Sighting Aboard Texas State Railroad

Read More

Maydelle Turntable Runs

April 30 and May 7 & 14

Education and FUN on a TRAIN!

Read More

Memorial Day Brunch Train

May 24, 2020

Prior to the Memorial Day brunch train departure, vintage “iron horses” are on display to the public at the Palestine depot. Savor the rare opportunity to see this display of notable steam and diesel engines showcased for photo opportunities.

Read More

Celebration of Steam at Texas State Railroad

May 23 & 24, 2020

Summer is when the big boys come out to play!

Read More

ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Pints in the Pines

June 5 kicks off Friday night date nights!

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride.

Read More

ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Wines in the Pines

June 19 kicks off Wines in the Pines date nights!

Wine in the Pines combines the natural romance of the rails with the deep flavors of wine and chocolate, making the senses work overtime while the rest of the body is relaxed and refreshed.

Read More


Sunday, June 21

On Sunday, June 21th, throw Dad, Granddad and Uncle on the Texas State Railroad Brunch Train to celebrate Father’s Day. When Dad hears chirping sounds, it won’t be his cell phone because we’ve created a stress-free wilderness adventure. He’s going to love you and the day.

Read More
Pumpkin Patch Texas State Railroad

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. every Saturday, October 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose on a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Every Saturday October 10 through the 31st. Kids of all ages can ride the historic rails from the Rusk, TX train depot to Texas State Railroad’s very own Pumpkin Patch.

Read More
polar express train ride texas


2020 Dates Will Be Released Soon

All Aboard! Join us for a magical trip this holiday season to the North Pole on The Polar Express. Tickets sell quickly. reserve your seats now.

Read More
Back To Top



next 4 days
















next 4 days













Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.